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, but then that police department also referred me to the boston f.b.i. when i spoke to them also about 20 minutes ago, they said they could neither confirm that there had been an arrest but they also would not deny that there had been one. they told me they would brief the media later today. still folks here paying their respects are cautiously optimistic. >> i think it would put a lot of people's minds at ease that the person has been caught. i think it's an unsettling feeling when you know someone is still out there. >> reporter: we are expecting an update from the f.b.i. at 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time. we're also expecting an update from the family of 11-year-old martinez who is yet to undergo more surgery at children's hospital. >> thank you for your reporting right there on the ground. to recap, despite earlier reports from a law enforcement source today, boston police now say there has been no arrest in the bombings on monday and that no suspect is in custody. we want to reiterate that. the f.b.i. is still asking businesses and race spectators to search their photos and videos from the even
and was recovered by police. but there is conflicting information about that tonight. the f.b.i. has taken the lead role in the investigation. there has been no climb of responsibility and there was no warning. president obama vowed to find and bring to justice whoever is responsible. jonathan elias of our cbs boston station wbz was there on boylston street when the bombs went off. jonathan? >> scott, i was 30 feet away from that initial blast and we were filming people coming across the finish line for what should have been an end of a jubilant race. i mean, they were ecstatic. people were raising their arms up in the air, my producer, my photographer, myself, we are high-fiving these guys and just cheering them on and then a second later the bomb went off. when that first bomb went off we held our ground not knowing what had just happened and then seconds later the second bomb went off and that's when we knew exactly what was going on. we ran toward the scene of the initial blast as everyone else was running away trying to get out and off of boylston street. police officers down the street were h
and more than 100 are injured and police and the f.b.i. investigating right now and we will bring you the latest coming up. >> in fact, in a few hours the f.b.i. is expected to hold a briefing into the bombings at the boston marathon. agents searched an apartment in the town of revere near boston but will not say what they are looking for or how the home is connected to the investigation. so far they don't have anyone in custody for the attack but the f.b.i. is tracking several "person of interest" after two bombs went off at the boston marathon finish line killing two people including an 8-year-old boy. the child has been identified this morning as martin richard, officials say up to two unexploded bombs were also found near the marathon course but therapy safely disarmed. again, we are just getting word that the f.b.i. briefing is at 6:30 our time so in less than two hours. >> boston's logan airport is open after shutting down for a time after the blast. air travelers tell abc7 news reporter there is more tension on plights now than before the bombs went off. >> travelers would flew
the search is connected to the boston marathon explosions. the f-b-i is leading the investigation. here is what we know right now. police say, at least three people were killed in the blasts -- one victim, an eight year old boy. more than 140 others were injured. the explosions were about a block apart - and happened within seconds of each other. some victims lost limbs, suffered broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums. of those hurt, officials say, at least 15 are in critical condition. police have no suspects in custody. however, police are searching an apartment in a boston suburb. in connection to the deadly blasts. officials in washington say, there has been no immediate claim of responsibility -- but the attack is being treated as an act of terrorism. what's still not clear is whether it is a domestic or foreign act. kron4's grant lodes takes a closer look at the pair of explosions near the boston maraton finish line. the amount tonight, a dramatic video of the first explosion. tonight, this was filmed by a boston globe a photographer and let me warn you that some of t
fire in waco caught the nation's attention. on april 19, 1993, a 51-day stand off between the f.b.i. and a religious consult ended in a tragic fire, 76 cult members died in the place. another six branch davidians and four federal agents died in a bun embattle head by david koresh who refused to surrender. >> abc7 news reporter is headed to west, texas, to bring us live coverage of the explosion with reports later today on abc7 news. she will tweet updates for us, as well. we will have continued you abc7news.com and you can f u on twitter@abcnewsbayarea. with breaking news developments they will be there several law enforcement agencies could be looking at two potential suspects in the boston bombings, one at each blast site. president obama visited boston for an enter faith service to pay tribute to the victims of the bombings. today, a grieving city is trying to he. president obama and the first lady joined in an interfaith service dedicated to the victims of the bombing and offered support and encourage m our prayers are with the injured. we will be with you as you learn to stand,
sent to the white house. the f.b.i. says the letter mailed to the president was preliminarily tested positive for ricin a potentially lethal poison but it has to undergo further laboratory testing a day after another letter potentially laced with the chemical was sent to the office of a mississippi senator. that letter and both are dated april 8 and postmarked from memphis with similar wording. >> i remind you these investigations both of the bombings in boston and the letters in question here are just underway. i would point to the statement by the f.b.i. that they have made, they have no indication of a indication between the two. >> senate offices are on partial lockdown after the discovery of suspicious packages. the police investigation centers now on the offices of senator richard shelby in the russell senate building and joe manchin in the heart senate office building. the lockdown is unrelated to the incident involving the president's letter. >> thank you so much, we want to take you to the boston bombings as we told you, abc7 news anchor has been in boston. we are getting wo
was announced moments ago. the f.b.i. is planning a news conference at 2:00 our time this afternoon. investigators found the lid of a pressure cooker, a possible critical part of evidence in the boston marathon attack. law enforcement officials released these pictures, the new pictures of potential bomb parts including wiring and a circuit board. they believe the lid of the pressure cooker was flying to a nearby building. our reporter is live in boston with the latest. >> hello from boston. a massachusetts official tells abc7 news that authorities believe they have identified a suspect in the bombings. it is reported that is suspect has been arrested but that is not confirmed by abc7 news. it is also reported that surveillance video helped lead authorities to the suspect. >> investigators believe these are the remains of the crude explosive device used in the bombing, a pressure cooker packed with nails and ball bearings. >> this is a similar device to the i.e.d.'s we found throughout afghanistan used to kill our soldiers. >> it was made by a company called fager for maximal damage.
of the suspected bomber. the f.b.i. is examining photographs including some taken at a lord&taylor store showing a man near the finish line with a cell phone and a black back across his chest. if the f.b.i. has a face from the video at the lord & taylor or from local division, they may be able to use facial recognition software so run the face against databases. >> in addition to video and foes the tech agents are examining debris in the remains of a pressure cooker recovered at the crime scene. >> they can identify the items down to, perhaps, the type of bag, the type of axle rapt, the type of detonator, all that becomes extremely important in a trial if you can match those items to a particular suspect. >> in addition to speaking of the victim, president obama will talk about the first responders and the heroes. >> the 11-year-old martinez boy injured in the bombings is recovering from more surgery. aaron hern suffered a deep thigh wound and other injuries while watching his mom finish the marathon. she says his surgery went well and no skin grafts were needed. the family is getting support fr
of the morning coming up and at f.b.i. news conference coming up in 20 minutes. now a check on the forecast. >> meteorologist mike nicco is here with calmer conditions. >> calmer outside right now. and dry as you look at live doppler 7 hd. we have the potential for wind through the cartinez strait, you can see the areas in tan leading into the central valley where the fastest wins are today from 9:00 this morning until 5:00 during the afternoon hours, with wins up to 35 to 40 miles per hour and be sustained from the northwest at 20 to 30 miles per hour. 22-mile-per-hour wind at fairfield and 26 gusts in santa rosa the fastest, gusting to 21 in novato and only ten at sfo and 18 at half moon bay and you can see by 9:00 those are going to become faster and more uniform. now the next 12 hours 7:00 this morning around the bay at 45 and mid-60's by noon and upper 60's and breezy around the bay shore. as we head inland it will not be so breezy, we are cooler in the 30's and 40's and in the low 60's by noon and upper 60's by 4:00 and the coast breezes pick up in the mid-to-upper 50's through the af
from the blast sites. f.b.i. says was a pressure cooker that held one of the bombs that exploded during the boston marathon. of a pressure cooker on the 2. this is shredded black backpack that the f.b.i. says contained one of the believed to be in it. come appeared to be a battery one of these online. this and liftchargeable. it is advertised as having a "very long" fox's lot in remote control cars. the device were found and measured. officials said the pressure cookers were filled and black powder. 5. this looks like wires. the explosive devices were triggered by "kitchen-type" the recovered parts include part of a circuit board, which might have been used to detonate a device. a law enforcement official said monday's bombs were probably detonated by timers. 6. another piece of a pressure cooker was found at a blast site. forensic and components of the homemade devices were container, could help manufacturer and possibly buyer. wethis is a different view of the bombing. >> pam:these pictures were taken from a nearby office building and show the chaos coming up at 5:30. we have new imag
center this is abc7 news, new clues in the boston bombings. the f.b.i. says at least one of the bombs that exploded during monday's boston marathon was housed in a pressure cooker inside a backpack. thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning. >> we will have complete coverage of the boston bombings but first coverage of the weather forecast. >> we will start the warmup with mike nicco. >> started yesterday and continues today and builds through the seven-day outlook. live doppler 7 hd is dry for the morning commute. as we head in the afternoon, total sunshine everywhere with temperatures topping out in the mid-70's around the bay and inland and upper 50's at the coast, and we will still have a breezy spot from time to time but the trend of the winds calming is going to take place today. are there any hot spots for the commute? leyla gulen? >> at san jose we have a crash in affect but, also, in fremont, northbound 680, it is a stalled big rig blocking one lane. as we jump right up to the great highway we will take a look at this, still closed. that closure is in affect between
against databases. f.b.i. agents are examining the remains of a treasure cooker recovered at the scene. the president is scheduled to leave joint base andrews at 5:20 in less than an hour. he will speak today about the first responders to the attack focusing on their heroism. >> employees of a local company are shocked to discover one their products helped detonate one of the boston bombs. >> there is a battery that is made in a company in fremont designed to fit into come pat remote-controlled cars or trucks and can only be ordered online or prepared through specialty hobby shops. the company has contacted the f.b.i. to provide information. >> today, a vigil will honor the victims of the boston bombings in a run locally. the group responsible has plan add three-mile run, one mile for each victim killed in the attack. the run will start at 7:30 tonight on college avenue and end at snow park. runners will hold a moment silence for the victims. abc7 news will break into programming when the president visits boston this morning. he is scheduled to speak after 8:00 a.m. our time and our re
of suspected bomber. the f.b.i. is examining photographs including some taken at a lord & taylor store showing a man near the finish line using a cell phone with a black back strapped across his chest. >> if the f.b.i. has a face from surveillance video at lord & taylor or local television they could be able to use facial recognition software to run that face against databases. >> in addition, f.b.i.ing as are examining debris in the remains of a pressure cooker record at the crime scene. >> they will be able to identify the items down to, perhaps, the type of bag, the type of accelerant, the type of detonator, all that becomes extremely important in a trial if you can match those items to a suspect. >> the president will not just talk about the victims but he will discuss the first responders and some of the heroes from the marathon. >> we have been talking about how president obama will speak in boston. right now this is a live picture of marine i at joint base andrews and what three is doing is he and mrs. obama will be boarding air force one to head to logan airport in boston scheduled arr
? >> it is 5:31. developing news this morning on the boston bombings, the f.b.i. is making an appeal to the public for photos and video or any information that could lead them to the bomber as they comb new clues uncovered at the bombing sites. we go live to abc7 news in boston. >> good morning, eric, the f.b.i. is doing that because there are still no suspects. here in boston, you get the sense that this is a city that is united. there is an outpouring of support for the victims in the hospital recovering and there is deep sympathy if the families who have lost loved ones. overnight, boston breathes emotional vigil in the dorchester neighborhood for martin richard, just eight years old, killed in the attack. >> at the boy's home, neighbors dropped off flowers and children remember him in a park where he used to play. another victim, 29-year-old krystle campbell is also being remembered at the marathon cheering on her friend's boyfriend. >> i cannot believe this has happened. she did everything... >> the third person killed has been identified as a boston university you graduate stud
at abc7news.com. at 6:30 f.b.i. will hold a briefing for us and abc7 news will carry a special report with a gma team anchoring that bringing the latest at 6:30. >> from the south bay this morning, we have a hazardous material situation at a pg&e transformer. thousands of gallons of oils leaking but it is being contained. we will bring you the latest information on this as it becomes visible. >> a lot going on this morning and not the least of which the winds are die down. mike nicco? >> they did come overnight as we expected but we could pick up this afternoon. areas in tan including the cartinez strait and the democrat that communities where we have the fastest wind starting at 9:00 this morning, ramping up all the way through 5:00 and they could gust define 35 and 43 miles per hour and they will be sustained from the northwest at 20 to 30 miles per hour. as far as right new our fastest wind gusts in fairly at 22, and santa rosa at 26 and 18 in novato and half moon bay and starting off in the 30's and 40's and maybe 50 around san francisco and in the 60's away the coast by noon and
. >> the boston bombings. the f.b.i. served a search warrant in suburban boston. authorities combed an apartment building but will not say what they are looking for or how this home is connected to the investigation. so far they don't have anyone in custody for the attack but the f.b.i. is tracking several persons of interest. the two bombs killed at least three including an 8-year-old boy who went to hug his father. that child has been identified this morning as martin richard. the 145 people have been injured and 15 are critical this morning. for the latest we go to abc7 news' reporter live in boston. >> good morning, a difficult morning here in boston one of many difficult oranges to -- mornings to come trying to return to work after the city was rocked by bombs. this morning, thecy of boston is on heightened areporter 24 hours after terror were arrested. thousands of running in the marathon and a few yards from the finish line at 2:50 the first bomb explodes. >> multiple people down. i don't know what the cause is. stand by. >> chaos ensued amid the white smoke seconds later, another explosi
this. >> pelley: but they're still at the starting line. >> the f.b.i. is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> pelley: john miller, bob orr and elaine quijano have the latest including what we now know about the bombs. we've learned the identities of two of the dead, a woman and an 8-year-old. jeff glor on martin, the boy who put a face on the tragedy. dr. jon lapook tells us how the youngest of the wounded are being treated tonight. and don dahler on the stories survivors are telling. >> everybody was just spectacular. the most well organized response i've seen in my entire life. captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from boston.
of a possible sinkhole in the number three lane. we continue to follow news in boston marathon bombings, the f.b.i. says one of the two bombs was housed in a pressure cooker. it was filled with nails and black powder. it was placed inside a backpack and triggered by kitchen egg timers. the pressure cooker was made by the 5 the largest appliance maker in europe. a spring -- vigil was held for the youngest victim killed in the attack. and krystle campbells with killed cheering on her girlfriend's boyfriend. >> i cannot believe this has happened. it does not make any sense the. >> the third person killed has been identified as a boston university graduate student from china, a young woman, 76 people are still in the hospital, 20 of them in critical condition. >> our news reporter spoke with the family of a young bay area victim who was injured in the blast and she is live in boston for us. >> good morning. the 11-year-old is still in the hospital this morning recovering. aaron hern was with his family. look at the beautiful picket of the family because the mother was running in the basketball moistur
injuries. >> the f.b.i. is in charge of the probe. >> our mission is clear: to bring to justice those responsible for the marathon bumming. >> perts are pouring over the forensic evidence looking for clues of the explosive devices. president obama spoke again this morning. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we spend to evil, that is it: selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> authorities spend the night in a residence near the airport and they have been having conversation with a saudi man who is considered a "person of interest" but so far, still, no suspect. >> thank you. we want to add, new reports say the explosives were a pressure fragments, and this iss and from our reporter and the crew in boston. the memorial is growing at the finish line of the marathon and armed officers patrol the streets with tanks. the street between the two blast sites is barricaded and it is a bit of a tourist attraction with hundreds of people showing up to see what is going on. beyond the barricades, the street is filled with trash and debris. normally it would be cleaned but it
, the f.b.i. has released pictures of suspects in the boston bombings. these men are now the target of a national manhunt. >> we consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous. >> pelley: bob orr and john miller are on the investigation. the president came to boston to lift the people's spirits, and he brought them to their feet. >> the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder for the 118th boston marathon. >> pelley: major garrett is with the president. a catastrophic explosion devastates a texas town. ben tracey is on the scene. and saving the life of a child. elaine quijano with trac
by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> pelley: tonight, the f.b.i. zeros in on a picture from the boston bombing. one security camera caught a person who is now the subject of a manhunt, and we know more about the marathon bombs from the parts found in the wreckage. bob orr, john miller and elaine quijano on the investigation. the senate has decided the fate of national gun control. >> so, all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> pelley: chip reid has the results. a threat to the president was intercepted before it reached the white house. wyatt andrews has the story. there's a break in the case of the murdered prosecutors in texas. manuel bojorquez is there. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.
adjudicated mentally ill by the state of virginia. but those records were never transmitted to the f.b.i. to be included in a background check. and we know that the shooter in tucson fail a drug test -- failed a drug test, a disqualifying fact for somebody to be able to legally purchase firearms given a background check, but that information was never transmitted to the f.b.i., and so the few son shooter was not -- and so the tucson shooter was not prevented from buying weapons, even though he should have been disqualified if the background check system had been working the way it should. i believe the most appropriate response to the recent mass shootings tshootings is to maket our current laws involving mental illness, drug use, mental health adjudications are enforced more aggressively and more efficiently. but, at the same time, while we're trying to find a solution to these problems and not just engage in meaningless symbolism, we should not be making it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional rights under the second amendment. we can and we should embrace r
, thank you, and f.b.i. director muller, yesterday for joining us last evening and for classified briefing in the capitol. on boston, the tragedy. we want to welcome you here today as our secretary led the department, i think, since 2009, and starting her second term. we're glad you came here for a second hitch. given the recent bombings in boston, we appreciate your efforts. times you lead. we also want to offer you any time if you want to take any, if there are any updates you want to provide for the ongoing efforts in boston. and you're now recognized to do that and for your statement. thank you. welcome. >> thank you, chairman carper and ranking member coburn, members of the committee. for the opportunity to discuss the president's fiscal year 2014 budget request for the department of homeland security. before i begin, as the chairman acknowledged, i would like to say a few words about the attack in boston. our thoughts and our prayers remain with the victims and their families and with the city of boston. d.h.s. is in fact a big part of the boston community. hundreds of our men and wo
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